The Western Dubuque football team made quick work of Waverly-Shell Rock in the opening round of the Class 3A playoffs as the Bobcats scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions in the first half on their way to a 47-21 victory on Buchman Field in Epworth, Oct. 16.

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The Western Dubuque volleyball team completed the regular season by taking second place in the Mississippi Valley Conference quad hosted by the Bobcats, Oct. 13.

A pair of top-10 finishes led Western Dubuque at the Mississippi Valley Conference’s Mississippi Divisional Meet at Cedar Falls, Oct. 15.

In WaMaC bracket play Oct. 15, the Beckman girls dropped their final match to their old nemesis Mount Vernon, 25-27, 19-25, after handing the Mustangs losses earlier in the conference schedule.

Beckman’s boys placed 12th, the girls 13th, at the annual WaMaC Conference Cross Country Meet, Oct. 15, at Williamsburg.

Wahlert swimming ended fifth in the merged standings of the four various pods that competed, Oct. 17, in the MVC Super Meet.

Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ cross country team left it all on the course Oct. 15 at Starmont. The Wildcats raced their way to the conference title with all five counters finishing in the top-16.

Points were plentiful Oct. 16 as Maquoketa Valley traveled to North Tama for their first-round playoff game. A fast-paced, high scoring affair resulted in the Wildcats defeating the Redhawks, 56-46.

The Maquoketa Valley Wildcats quest for a Tri-Rivers Conference Tournament volleyball championship came up short as the Wildcats lost a 2-1 semifinal match to eventual conference champion Lisbon, Oct. 17, at Easton Valley.

The Western Dubuque volleyball team remembers what it takes to make a run to get their ticket punched to play in the state tournament. It’s very fresh in their mind as it was just last year that they were playing in the Class 4A championship game and the Bobcats want nothing more than to get…

Maria Kruse took her customary place at the front of the Beckman girls’ team, running to 13th place in 21:22, to lead her team to a 10th place finish Oct. 6 in the West Delaware Invitational on Hart Ridge Golf Course.

Every time the Beckman football Blazers found themselves down this season, they managed to claw their way back for a win. Not so Oct. 9 at home against West Branch, who handed the Blazers their first district loss, 35-21.

When Olivia Hogan’s serve got batted around and then fell harmlessly to the floor, it capped a five-game marathon comeback win for the Beckman volleyball team over West Delaware in their home gym, Oct. 6. The Hawks won the first two games, 25-20, 25-22, but Beckman came back and swept the ne…

In Wahlert’s last regular-season home meet of the season at the Loras College pool, Beckman freshmen Kelly Snyder and Jessica Then swam in several events. Wahlert won the meet over rival Senior 100-68 (varsity) and 68-40 (JV).

Western Dubuque put together a solid effort in the varsity girls’ race to bring home a first-place team finish at the West Delaware Invitational, Oct. 6. Alyssa and Lauren Klein once again provided a powerful one-two punch. Freshman Alyssa Klein placed second (19:57) and senior Lauren Klein …

Edgewood-Colesburg’s football team came into its game Oct. 9 against Maquoketa Valley needing one more victory to notch an undefeated regular season. After a sluggish start for the Vikings, they were able to create some separation and take down the Wildcats, 44-14.

Garrett Baumhover threw three touchdown passes to Tommy DeSollar and Spencer Zinn ran for 107 yards, but it wasn’t enough for the Western Dubuque football team to upset Decorah. The Vikings beat the Bobcats 35-20 to win the Class 3A, District 3 title at Decorah Oct. 9.

With five starters and other key role players out due to COVID-19 exposures, the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats still found a way to win both volleyball matches last week, defeating Central City, 3-0, on the road, Oct. 6, then winning at home Oct. 8 over East Buchanan, 3-0.

Maquoketa Valley earned a seventh-place team finish in the boys’ varsity division of the West Delaware Cross Country Invitational at Hart Ridge Golf Course, Oct. 6.

In their first varsity-only meet of the season, the Oct. 3 Marcussen Varsity Invitational, the Wahlert Golden Eagles placed fourth among the nine teams entered. Beckman freshman Kelly Snyder swam in three events.

Beckman’s girls’ cross country team finished eighth overall at the Western Dubuque Invitational, Oct. 1, at Epworth. The boys came in 11th and the JV boys were ninth.

Wilton hosted the Blazers, Oct. 2, in a Class 1A, District 5 football match-up that found them start strong before finally falling to the green-and-gold, 42-30.

It may have taken four games, but the Beckman volleyball team took out WaMaC foe Solon Sept. 29 at home, 25-20, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23, to help move the Blazers to 24-8 on the season.

A fine year of Western Dubuque golf concluded with yet another narrow miss at the Class 4A State-Qualifying Meet, at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course, in Eldridge, Oct. 5.

The Western Dubuque football team might have stumbled in its 49-14 loss to West Delaware at Manchester, Oct. 2, but they didn’t fall. This year’s team is still looking to have an impact on who wears the Class 3A, District 3 crown as well as making some noise in their playoff run that starts …

Western Dubuque’s girls cross country team came up big at their home meet placing second behind Class 3A’s top-ranked Wahlert. The Golden Eagles scored 38 points, while the unranked Bobcats tallied 44.

It was a mixed bag of results last week as the Western Dubuque golf team completed its regular season with a pair of tournament appearances.

Maquoketa Valley suffered a 20-14 loss at the hands of Alburnett, Oct. 2, on the road.

Coming into the week after going 0-7 the previous week, the Maquoketa Valley volleyball team had to regroup. And regroup they did, defeating Springville, 3-0, on the road, Sept. 29, to start the week and ending with a win on Senior Night over Alburnett, 3-0.

Maquoketa Valley’s Cy Huber, a junior, raced his way to a fourth-place finish at the Jesup Cross Country Invitational, Sept. 29, to lead the Wildcats to a fifth-place finish.

Durant’s last possession of the district football game with the Beckman Blazers, Sept. 25, was a showcase of the entire night.

So much for number one rankings. Those spunky Blazers upset undefeated and number one in Class 3A Mount Vernon on their home floor Sept. 22.

When Maria Kruse jumped 10 spots from last week’s race to place third (21:41), she helped the Beckman girls’ cross country team finish eighth, a slim point out of a tie for sixth, at the Vinton-Shellsburg Invitational, Sept. 22.

Dakota Lau caught two two touchdown passes and Jacob Butcher ran for over 100 yards and scored a touchdown to help lead the Western Dubuque football team to a convincing 42-6 victory over Waterloo East in the Bobcats’ homecoming game played at Buchman Field, Sept. 25.

Meg Besler bombed away for a season-high 24 kills and Libby Lansing added 12 as the Western Dubuque volleyball team recorded its first three-game sweep of the season, beating Cedar Rapids Washington (25-21, 25-16, 25-18) at Epworth, Sept. 22.

A busy week of competition that saw Western Dubuque play four times in five days was highlighted by the Bobcats taking the first-round lead in the 2020 Dubuque City Meet, at The Meadows, in Asbury, Sept. 23.

Lauren and Alyssa Klein are proving a powerful one-two punch for the Western Dubuque girls’ cross country team. Both earned top-10 finishes at the Jim Boughton Invitational at the Dubuque Soccer Complex, Sept. 24.

Four top-10 finishes helped Maquoketa Valley’s boys’ cross country team earn the team title at the Independence Invitational, Sept. 26.

Maquoketa Valley was supposed to square off against Bellevue for its homecoming game, Sept. 25, but that game was canceled because of COVID-19 issues within the Comets’ program. West Branch was added to the Wildcats’ schedule, and the Bears earned a 50-14.

A week that saw the Maquoketa Valley volleyball team play a pair of Tri-Rivers Conference foes before a weekend tournament at Denver ended with the Wildcats going 0-7 for the week.

State-qualifying meets and the state meet will now be separated by classification and take place over two days. The state meet will remain in Fort Dodge at Lakeside Golf Course, where it has been run as a co-ed event since 1993.

The Dyersville Golf & Country Club hosted the annual Lions’ 4-Person Best Shot Tournament Sept. 21 with a revised format due to COVID-19 protocols.

Maquoketa Valley, 2019 Tri-Rivers Conference regular-season champion, showed it is poised to make a run at a second consecutive title, sweeping Class 1A No. 13 Edgewood-Colesburg, 3-0, in Edgewood, Sept.17.

Western Dubuque’s cross county teams had a solid showing at the Rich Engel Classic in Cedar Falls, Sept. 17. The Bobcat girls bought home a third-place finish, while the boys placed 10th.

A loaded field featuring six state-tournament-caliber teams met in the first round of the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division golf meet at Pheasant Ridge Golf Course, in Cedar Falls, Sept. 14.

Garrett Baumhover ran for a touchdown and threw for three more as the Western Dubuque football team proved to be just too much for Waverly-Shell Rock. The Bobcats claimed a 28-9 win in their district game played at Buchman Field in Epworth, Sept. 18.